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Overview

As a solutions-focused litigator, Catarina assists clients in a wide variety of labor and employment matters.

It’s a natural practice area for an attorney who’s passionate about working on issues that directly affect individuals and helping clients solve problems. As a litigator, Catarina has always understood that at the core of any legal matter is a human problem – a client worry – and is eager to strategize in finding the optimal solution to get clients back to business efficiently and cost-effectively.

Her experience includes equal rights and discrimination, retaliation claims, wage and hour issues, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) matters and Title VII actions, and she has worked with the firm’s major clients from the beginning of her career. As a diverse professional herself, Catarina also brings a unique perspective to the discrimination claims she works on: her understanding of cultural considerations fosters respect between parties and often leads to a quicker resolution.

While Catarina is primarily a litigator, she also provides proactive counsel to clients, seeking to prevent problems before they occur. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has directly supported affected businesses and helped clients navigate new legal issues. Catarina has frequently assisted with interpretation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and its leave provisions, advised on furlough and termination decisions, and drafted separation agreements.


Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
    • Diversity in the Law, Founder/Organizer
    • Moot Court Board
    • Latinx Law Student Association, Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Legal Studies, Criminal Justice

Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Board of Governors, Strategic Planning Committee, 2019-present
Seminars | February 12, 2020
Labor and Employment Seminar - Chicago
Seminars | November 1, 2019
Fall Labor and Employment Seminar - Milwaukee
Outside the Office

Lifting Voices.

Catarina is a competitive powerlifter and spends much of her time in the gym. She’s also an accomplished vocalist. Traveling with the University of Wisconsin Concert Choir for seven years, she performed in venues as far-reaching as Notre-Dame de Paris.

Community Leadership
  • Humane Society of the United States, Volunteer District Leader
  • Run for Justice Committee, 2020

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